The Linus Files, Part Two: Torvalds Says GPLv3 Backers Full Of "Hot Air"

Posted by Sander_Marechal on Jul 17, 2007 12:13 AM EDT
Information Week; By Paul McDougall
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Last week I wrote that Linux creator Linus Torvalds called advocates of the Free Software Foundation's GPLv3 license "hypocrites." A few readers complained I had not provided a complete picture of Torvald's feelings. They were right. He also thinks FSF leaders are "controlling," "condescending," and full of "hot air." And he's got more choice words for GPLv3 itself. In a series of postings on the Linux kernel mailing list under the thread 'Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3', Torvalds makes clear his distaste for the third version of the General Public License and its creators--a group led by the Free Software Foundation's eccentric president Richard Stallman.

[A followup to last weekend's InformationWeek story that was quickly shown to be misleading. — Sander]

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